Lesser Known Somebodies
Latest episodes in this series
Iman Rapetti [Journalist & Author]28 January 2020 | 36 Minute Listen
Simmi Areff sits down with a gargantuan personality in the broadcasting industry: Iman Rappetti. If you don’t know Iman where have you been? She has been the host of numerous radio and television shows and she is infamous for asking tough questions to politicians…Just ask Jacob Zuma. Hear her discuss her life, her philosophies and love stories on this addictive podcast.
Chris Forrest [Comedian]20 January 2020 | 44 Minute Listen
Simmi Areff sits down with stalwart of the South African comedy industry: Chris Forrest. Chris has done comedy since it started in the country and shares stories of how to get into comedy, how the landscape of the industry has changed and his love for his favorite football team Liverpool.
Zeno Peterson [DOP and Instagrammer]19 December 2019 | 40 Minute Listen
I spoke to Zeno Petersen who is an award-winning cinematographer but more importantly this podcast contains probably the greatest romantic love story of all time and that is the main reason you should give this episode a listen. There are other cool stories about going bald and being accused of murder in Canada...but the love story is the one!
Tha Cutt [DJ]19 December 2019 | 52 Minute Listen
I sit down with Tha Cutt, who is probably one of the most chilled out and modest people in the entertainment industry. Cutt has travelled the world performing and scratching on the ones and twos. Hear some of his stories and his struggle with a muscular disease and more importantly hear his amazing skills at the end of the podcast!
Tsitsi Chiyuma [Comedian & Game Developer]19 December 2019 | 55 Minute Listen
Tsitsi is nominated for South African of the Year because he is THAT good at game design. We speak about his game he designed: After Robot, and how the dice rolling game based on Taxi routes has given him so much in such a short time. He is also a comedian, but to be honest, I'm just happy to have a podcast with this kid so more people can learn about another Lesser Known Somebody.
Nate Freeman [LGBTQIA Activist]19 December 2019 | 45 Minute Listen
I spoke to Nate Freeman who, the best way to describe him, is an absorber of knowledge. Nate is also a lawyer, an activist, an explorer a "liver of lifer" (Just made up that term. Hear how we discuss his cycle tour from Cairo down to Cape Town and how he has been heavily involved as an activist for the LGBT movement. It is a deep episode. But enjoy.
Ryan Harduth [Comedy Producer]19 December 2019 | 42 Minute Listen
I speak to full-time coffee shop owner and part-time Trevor Noah producer/promoter/friend Ryan Harduth. Hear why people consider Ryan the "joke whisperer" and how we speak about the South African comedy industry. More importantly, though, hear how Ryan gives me some of the best advice about my comedy career and leaves me speechless because it was so truthful.
Jason Adriaan [Tech Guru]19 December 2019 | 42 Minute Listen
I sit down with Jason Adriaan who is a Tech Guru and can be often seen on ENCA news channel (Because he also a top dog in that building). He is also a technology consultant who specializes in web-based applications. Listen to us talk about him selling coins online and his failed business ideas. This guy has been making apps since he was in his teens and he may be the younger brother to comedian Alfred Adriaan...but he is definitely interesting!
Lindy Johnson [Comedian]19 December 2019 | 66 Minute Listen
Probably one of the funniest conversations I have had with a comedian in a long time. Hear me speak to a rising star in comedy Lindy Johnson where we speak about her twitter fame and other glorious topics and she undoubtedly provides me with one of the best questions I have ever been asked.